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Krissy Morin '06
Junior co-captain Krissy Morin poured in 13 points and dished out a game-high seven assists in the win.

Jeffs Back on Track with 67-50 Win at Conn. College

FROM A CONN. COLLEGE RELEASE

January 22, 2005

NEW LONDON, CT - Amherst College (11-4, 2-1) picked up a 67-50 victory over Connecticut College (6-9, 0-4) in NESCAC women’s basketball action at Luce Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon, rebounding from Friday night’s conference loss at Little Three rival Wesleyan. Junior Katie Latham (Wakefield, MA) and first-year forward Stefanie Reiff (Hinsdale, IL) netted 16 points apiece to lead the Jeffs. Latham was 6-for-9 from the field, pulling down five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Reiff was 7-for-8 from the floor in 29 minutes of work.

Sophomore Casey Thran (Dalton, PA) poured in a game-high 19 points for Connecticut College. Devon Kearns (Glastonbury, CT) contributed 14 points for the Camels. Katy Serafin (Carmel, NY) had nine points and four rebounds for the hosts.

Amherst opened the game with a 21-to-6 run over 9:14. Katie Latham capped the rally with a pair of free throws at the 10:46 mark. The Camels rallied from the deficit and cut the lead to four at 25-19 on a bucket from Mollie Gage (New York, NY) with 4:17 in the half. But a field goal from Stefanie Reiff with three seconds left pushed the Amherst lead to 11 and the Jeffs led 32-21 at the break.

In the second stanza, Connecticut College used a 7-0 run midway through the session, cutting the Jeff lead to four at 42-38 with 10:49 to go. Katy Serafin keyed the run with a basket and free throw conversion for the Camels. But in a game of runs, the Jeffs answered the Camels with a 14-to-5 spurt, pushing their lead back to 13, at 56-43 with 4:09 remaining. Freshman Maria Kostakis (Andover, MA) sparked the Jeffs with six points and some tough rebounds during the run. Kostakis finished with 14 boards and eight points.

The Jeffs were able to hold on for the 67-50 victory. Connecticut College will host Newbury College Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Amherst will visit Skidmore College for a 7:00 p.m. contest Tuesday night.

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